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Samuel Denison and Son

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Closed industrial rail line in the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, preserved as "an historic remnant" of a weighbridge that was used at the end of the rail line where a sugar refinery was located.

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1882.
Brass Plaques.
February 1888.
December 1889.
May 1896.
June 1898.
August 1899.
1900.
September 1902.
1904. 100-ton chain testing machine.
1909. 50-ton hydraulic testing machine.
Dec 1921.
February 1959. Universal Testing Machines.
1960.
Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.
Weighing Machine. Model no: 161/SD23 Machine no: P3538/26533 375kg x .5kg. Found in New Zealand.
Weighing Machine. Model no: 161/SD23 Machine no: P3538/26533 375kg x .5kg. Found in New Zealand.
Weighing Machine. Model no: 161/SD23 Machine no: P3538/26533 375kg x .5kg. Found in New Zealand. Details.

of Atlas Foundry, Leeds.

of Hunslet Foundry, Moor Road, Leeds 10

of Carr Moor, Leeds.

1770 Company established by Thomas Glover.

1820 Company name changed when Glover was succeeded by his cousin Samuel Denison.

1834 Listed as a whitesmith, scale beam, screw press and weighing machine maker. [1]

1851 Denison's son Henry Dean Denison joined the firm and the title was changed again to Samuel Denison and Son.

1887 Henry Denison's sons became partners - Samuel Denison and George Henry Denison.[2]

1904 Private company.

1914 Weighing machinists and ironfounders. Specialities: automatic weighing machinery and testing machines from 100 lb to 300 tons capacity.[3]

1920 Acquired by W. and T. Avery

1937 Weighing and testing machines. [4]

1938 Advertising 'Dilo' wheel balancers for locomotives (scales indicating weight on each wheel).[5]

1960 Advert. Universal testing machines from 10 to 50 tons capacity. [6]

1961 Weighing and testing machine makers. 300 employees. [7]

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Sources of Information

  1. General & Commercial Directory of Leeds, 1834
  2. The Engineer 1889/08/02
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  5. The Railway Gazette, 30 Nov 1938
  6. Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p101
  7. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE